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Dataset

 

ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Ice Velocity Map, Winter 2015-2016, v1.2

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-11-28
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

This dataset provides an ice velocity map for the whole Greenland ice-sheet for the winter of 2015-2016, derived from Sentinel-1 SAR data acquired from 01/10/2015 to 31/10/2016, as part of the ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project.

The ice velocity map is provided at 500m grid spacing in North Polar Stereographic projection (EPSG: 3413). The horizontal velocity is provided in true meters per day, towards EASTING(vx) and NORTHING(vy) direction of the grid, and the vertical displacement (vz), derived from a digital elevation model is also provided. The product was generated by ENVEO (Earth Observation Information Technology GmbH).

Citable as:  ESA Greenland Ice Sheet CCI project team (2018): ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci): Greenland Ice Velocity Map, Winter 2015-2016, v1.2. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/302f379334e84664bd3409d08eca6565
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Greenland, Ice sheet, CCI, ESA

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_icesheets_greenland_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Greenland Ice Sheet project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

Data Quality:
As provided by the CCI Greenland Ice Sheets team
File Format:
The data is provided as a NetCDF file (including all measurements and annotation), with the velocity compnents: vx, vy, vz and vv (magnitude of the horizontal components), along with maps showing valid pixel count and uncertainty (std.). The ice velocity map is provided at 500m grid spacing in North Polar Stereographic projection (EPSG: 3413). The horizontal velocity is provided in true meters per day, towards EASTING(vx) and NORTHING(vy) direction of the grid, and the vertical displacement (vz), derived from a digital elevation model (GIMP, Howatt et al. 2014), is also provided.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Sentinel 1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Deployed on: Sentinel 1A

Instrument/Platform pairings

Sentinel 1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Deployed on: Sentinel 1B

Computation Element: 1

Title Ice Velocity derived by the ESA Greenland Ice Sheets Climate Change Initiative project.
Abstract Ice velocities for the Greenland Ice Sheet have been derived by the ESA CCI Greenland Ice Sheet project. Further details are available from http://esa-icesheets-greenland-cci.org/
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
Output Description None
  • var_id: crs
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_easting_velocity
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_northing_velocity
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_velocity_magnitude
  • units: m/day
  • var_id: land_ice_surface_vertical_velocity
  • units: m
  • var_id: x
  • standard_name: projection_x_coordinate
  • long_name: x coordinate of projection
  • names: projection_x_coordinate, x coordinate of projection
  • units: m
  • var_id: y
  • standard_name: projection_y_coordinate
  • long_name: y coordinate of projection
  • names: projection_y_coordinate, y coordinate of projection

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2015-09-30T23:00:00
End time:
2016-10-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-80.0000°
 
-10.0000°
 
60.0000°